/ 2018 / Nature / Sunsets

Golden Hour

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Sunsets
  • Company
    Thor Fine Art Photography
  • Photographer
    Torleif Lie

Located just downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam on the
Colorado River sits one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful sights,
the Horseshoe Bend.

It’s arguably one of the world’s most amazing watercourse
meanders, flowing beneath the magnificent hematite, platinum
and garnet-encrusted cliffs of the Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area.

As the sun set below the horizon, a dynamic spectacle appeared as
if the sky was about to erupt into a fiery blaze. I experienced a
rush of emotions as I pressed the shutter, capturing the true
beauty of this magnificent natural wonder. It was an epic moment I
will never forget.

Torleif Lie is an award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty.

Awards 2019
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- International Photographic Competition 2019
Silver Medalist
Enchanted + Accepted in the Loan Collection
White Angel + Accepted in the Merit Collection
Valhalla Rising + Accepted in the Merit Collection
Yemaya + Accepted in the Merit Collection

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2019
White Angel + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2019
Valhalla Rising + Gold
Oneiri + Bronze
Sentient Beauty + Bronze

International Color Awards 2019
Desert Cathedral + Honorable Mention
Gaia + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee
Buffalo + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee

Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 - Finalist - Ranked # 6 in Europe

Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
- Individual Image Awards 2019
Valhalla Rising + Distinction Award
White Angel + Merit
Chimera + Merit
Golden Hour + Merit

One Eyeland
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2019
Ranked #1 in Norway

2018
One Eyeland Photography Awards 2018
Photographer of The Year – Norway

Tokyo International Photography Awards (TIFA) 2018
Valhalla Rising + Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2018
Golden Hour + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2018
Enchanted + Bronze

One Eyeland Awards
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2018
Ranked #5 in the United States

2017
One Eyeland Awards
- World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2017
Title Winner - Ranked #8 in the World
Ranked #2 in the United States

One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017
Gaia - Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2017
Desert Cathedral + Silver

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2017
Golden Hour + Silver

2016
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- International Photographic Competition 2016
Chrysopelea + Accepted in the Merit Collection